Supplemental Instruction

Catawba's Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are interactive review sessions that incorporate course content (what to learn) and study strategies (how to learn). 

Catawba Students engaged in a discussion

SI sessions at Catawba College are open to any student enrolled in a course being supported with SI. 

Supplemental Instruction Leaders (SIL) are peers who have successfully completed the course in a previous semester. 

If you attend SI sessions regularly, you can earn better grades.  Research has shown that students who attend SI sessions regularly average half to a full letter grade higher than their classmates who choose not to attend SI sessions.  By attending SI sessions, you will gain a better understanding of the course material, learn more effective ways of studying, and get to know your fellow classmates.


Questions? Comments?

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